Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Winter Weather Advisory

Planning to travel tonight and/or tomorrow? Here are a few things you should know.

A winter weather advisory has been issued for our area beginning tonight and extending through tomorrow. If you plan on traveling on Interstate 40 or the county mountain roads (Hualapai Mtn Rd, DW Ranch Rd, etc.) use extreme care and watch for snow removal equipment on the roadways. As you travel, you can call the Arizona Department of Transportions 511 number for updated road conditions and/or closures or you can visit www.az511.gov. If you are calling from out of state, dial  1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

Be prepared for the worst. Here are a just few things you should carry in your vehicle when traveling through areas with projected winter storms:
  • Flashlight
  • Water
  • Food
  • Extra blankets/coats
  • Extra medication
  • Emergency flares
For more information and a complete list on how to prepare for winter weather, visit http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.